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Just the Tip of the Froster - Cupcake Challenge

Article by Jeromy Wo, Public Relations---Is everyone ready for CUPCAKES!  Shawnee is so very pleased to host the second annual Pocono Cupcake Challenge.  The Pocono Cupcake Challenge will take place from Noon to 4pm on Sunday, September 15, 2013.  There is no fee to attend the Pocono Cupcake Challenge. 

We are wrapping up the cupcake entry process today and it looks like we are going to have over 100 varieties of cupcakes available the day of the Cupcake Challenge!  For a sneak peak, here are a few flavors from this year’s entries: Cannoli, Limóncello, Caramel Apple, and Gingerbread Cheesecake.  We can’t let too much out of the bag – but believe me – this is just the tip of the froster.

As long as the weather cooperates (the weather will cooperate!), the Pocono Cupcake Challenge will take place on the Grand Lawn of The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort.  The Cupcake Committee has so many activities planned for this year’s challenge.  Cupcake decorating, cupcake eating contests, lawn games, hay rides, maybe a cupcake in the face booth, and beer tastings (21+) are just a few of the day’s activity opportunities.  WNEP’s Raegan Medgie (MC Medgie) will be on-hand to introduce the day’s events and preside over the contests.

This year, our judges include Lily Fischer and Nima Etemadi from A Cupcake Wonderland and Ady Abreu from Ady Cakes.  All three of our judges were winners of the hit television show Cupcake Wars. 

Although the event has not taken part yet, it is important to note that the Pocono Cupcake Challenge would not be possible without the hard work of all of the bakers who volunteer their time baking cupcakes and donating ingredients to the challenge, along with our judges and event sponsors.  The proceeds of the Pocono Cupcake Challenge will go to a wonderful cause in the United Way of Monroe County.

Thus far, event sponsors include:  WBRE, Saen Thai Cuisine, and The Perk Up Truck.            

 


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List of Accolades

The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort would like to thank the all of the organizations that have recognized our efforts towards excellence. We are a proud member of the community and look forward to working together to continue providing outstanding service.

2012

Trip Advisor for Business: Certificate of Excellence

Winner
Certificate of Excellence
2012

2011

Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations -National General Manager of the Year, Rob Howell

2010

Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations Chef’s Palate Award for “Best Use of Local and Organic Ingredients”-Chef "G"
Award of Excellence “Most Creative Booth” from the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Expo 2010
Save Our Planet Award, The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association-Rob Howell, General Manager of the Year
Community Service Award, The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau-Jeromy Wo, Public Relations Coordinator, Brand Hero
American Legion Auxiliary-Certificate of Appreciation


 

2009

The Pocono Business Journals Green List
The Monroe County Historical Associations Historical Preservation Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Outstanding Tourism Employee - Will Stryeski
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau's Green Award - The Shawnee Inn and Gold Resort
Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce Save Our Planet Award
The Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association's General Manager of the Year Nomination - Rob Howell


2008

Voted Best Place to Work by Happenings Magazine
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Save Our Planet Award
The Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureaus Outstanding Tourism Employee Rob Howell, General Manager
Outstanding Women in Business Monica Startari, Director of Marketing
The Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerces Chairman of Business Award Charlie Kirkwood, Owner
Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Associations General Manager of the Year Nomination Rob Howell, General Manager


2007

The National Recreation Area of the Delaware Water Gaps Conservation Award
The American Cancer Societys Certificate of Appreciation for being First Property in the Pocono Mountains to go Smoke-Free
Bizzy Awards Best Overall Business